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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2011, 06:39:38 PM »

Post a picture of your chimney when you've got a good coal fire going.   ;D
You got it!!....
Pic about mid november

What you got Wyoming?  Still a bit balmy?










I went up just below snow line and scabbed some more wood today;  some old growth western juniper.






What the heck was going on back..oh say.... 300 freaking years ago? 
yep this tree was starting out.
Sort of weird, thinking about burning some three hundred year old wood.

Plants grow slow out here in the the dry inter-mountain west. :o



Sure smells good.  I will be burning with reverence.  Cheer to old man winter.

Come to think of it.....I guess that coal has some serious history.
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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2011, 07:01:07 PM »
No?  Well then try one of these!    ;)



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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2011, 07:16:01 PM »
I went up just below snow line and scabbed some more wood today;  some old growth western juniper.

Lucky you; I don't think I'll be able to get out again and I only have about three cords. Things could get interesting come March...
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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2011, 08:13:49 PM »
I grew up in a wood and coal  burning family ( My Grandfather on my father's side owned a sawmill :o) and my Grandfather on my mother's side heated his quite large house with a coal stove and my Grandmother cooked on a coal stove until her death in 1977.

  It's weird how powerful the sense of smell is, and the recollection of it.

 Wood smoke always brings back the memory of my Dad fussing over the fire place trying to get the fire right. I aways wondered what the big deal was. Now I know. He was trying to keep his family warm and I'm grateful for his devotion.

 I can close my eyes and actually smell the mix of cedar and coal from my childhood as we gathered at my grandparents and re-live the many fond Christmases I shared there; they always has a huge cedar as a Christmas tree. I mean I can actually smell it. I guess I'm going crazy.

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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2011, 08:24:00 PM »
I grew up in a wood and coal  burning family ( My Grandfather on my father's side owned a sawmill :o) and my Grandfather on my mother's side heated his quite large house with a coal stove and my Grandmother cooked on a coal stove until her death in 1977.

  It's weird how powerful the sense of smell is, and the recollection of it.

 Wood smoke always brings back the memory of my Dad fussing over the fire place trying to get the fire right. I aways wondered what the big deal was. Now I know. He was trying to keep his family warm and I'm grateful for his devotion.

 I can close my eyes and actually smell the mix of cedar and coal from my childhood as we gathered at my grandparents and re-live the many fond Christmases I shared there; they always has a huge cedar as a Christmas tree. I mean I can actually smell it. I guess I'm going crazy.

Thank you for letting me share a Tubercle moment with you.

Isn't it amazing what triggers fond memories? I think smell and taste do this more than the other 3.

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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2011, 09:14:43 PM »
In my old age I've gotten lazy, plus there's really no hardwood to cut around here so last year I bought a cord of oak and a cord of mesquite from somewhere around Austin TX-the guy even delivered it to Carlsbad and stacked it for me.  It's been way to dry to burn any in the fireplace but we have had a few fires in the chimney outside.
I used to get a permit and cut a cord or 2 of juniper every year in the spring so we had wood for the winter but all the really good juniper has either been cut or is off limits.
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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2011, 10:33:41 PM »
I am good to go, got several ton in the storage area. I forgot that I need to
Take a pic of that chimney. I will get that done one balmy morning soon.
FYI, the fire has been burning fairly regularly ...low and slow but steady.
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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2011, 06:24:44 AM »
 :), thanks for the Tubercle moment. 


Lucky you; I don't think I'll be able to get out again and I only have about three cords. Things could get interesting come March...

 :D Everything gets interesting in that little valley come March.
I have heard the natives get restless and weird things start to happen.

Must be hard to get wood in that country. Avalanche runouts might be good. :-*

I was hiking this summer up there, and all of a sudden a big round of spruce flew across the road and crashed down the other side.  The wood cutter apologized profusely; that wasn't you was it?
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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2011, 07:28:53 AM »

Post a picture of your chimney when you've got a good coal fire going.   ;D
You got it!!....
Pic about mid november

What you got Wyoming?  Still a bit balmy?










I went up just below snow line and scabbed some more wood today;  some old growth western juniper.






What the heck was going on back..oh say.... 300 freaking years ago? 
yep this tree was starting out.
Sort of weird, thinking about burning some three hundred year old wood.

Plants grow slow out here in the the dry inter-mountain west. :o



Sure smells good.  I will be burning with reverence.  Cheer to old man winter.

Come to think of it.....I guess that coal has some serious history.
 8)


That's some beautiful looking wood. Pretty awesome! I'll be burning an old growth shagbark hickory this year that fell on my property over the summer. But it ain't that old!
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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2011, 08:53:48 AM »
The big hackberry in my backyard generously gave up two big limbs this year for our fire wood. Nothing got crushed either! we will see if it lasts the winter. Not that much call for fires here but some. Luckily we don't have to depend on it!
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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2011, 09:05:19 AM »
I was hiking this summer up there, and all of a sudden a big round of spruce flew across the road and crashed down the other side.  The wood cutter apologized profusely; that wasn't you was it?

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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2011, 12:36:19 PM »
Pretty efficient and clean burning coal
Photo as promised stove has active coal burn at the time of this pic

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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2011, 01:01:30 PM »
Pretty efficient and clean burning coal
Photo as promised stove has active coal burn at the time of this pic


Which is why so much coal comes out of the Powder River Basin.  John McPhee covers that in his book "Uncommon Carriers".
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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2011, 01:06:00 PM »
Boring ecopunk. ;)
Where is the smokestack when she first gets lit up?   ;D


but all the really good juniper has either been cut or is off limits.

For the record, this wood comes off a rollerchopped area, and got bulldozed over about 15 years ago for elk and deer habitat.
I don't think I have ever seen a natural standing snag of juniper this size.

Man, some hickory would be some amazing burning.  Ya'll are spoiled with all that nice hardwood back east.
I have never burned any hackberry either.  Seems like it would be real hard as well?




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Re: Got Wood?
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2011, 01:37:15 PM »
Boring ecopunk. ;)
Where is the smokestack when she first gets lit up?   ;D


but all the really good juniper has either been cut or is off limits.

For the record, this wood comes off a rollerchopped area, and got bulldozed over about 15 years ago for elk and deer habitat.
I don't think I have ever seen a natural standing snag of juniper this size.

Man, some hickory would be some amazing burning.  Ya'll are spoiled with all that nice hardwood back east.
I have never burned any hackberry either.  Seems like it would be real hard as well?



I say hackberry cause that is my best guess, I have never been able to find a picture that makes me sure of it. but yeah it's pretty hard. really light in color. After a couple weeks of 110* heat this summer it had great check marks but some of the crotch pieces were virtually imposible to split with a maul.
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